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Current status: Insufficient support
Commission registration number: ECI(2015)000003
Date of registration: 19/10/2015
Date of publication of this translation: 12/02/2016
Registration language: FR / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Subject-matter: Given the worrying impact of plastic waste on the marine environment, we call on the Commission to develop even more ambitious rules on this waste, in order to avoid it getting into the sea.
Main objectives: The European Union has yet to specifically address plastic waste, although it poses numerous environmental challenges. That is why we are calling for ambitious rules to be established in this area. The idea is to promote the use of biodegradable plastics as part of a circular economy and, following the waste hierarchy, to prevent the production of plastic waste at source and encourage recycling in order to eliminate dumping at sea. Exhaustive rules at the start of the process will protect the marine environment at a later stage.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Art.4.2.e)TFEU; Art.11TFEU; Art.191TFEU.
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Clio BOUILLARD -
  • Substitute: Lisbeth VAN CAUWENBERGHE -
  • Other members: Nicolo Giovanni CARNIMEO, Myriam KRAUTTER, Andrew NEWMAN, Virginie VAN DEN BROEK, Núria MIRÓ CALLÍS
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Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 13/12/2015

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
EXPÉDITION MED 10/10/2015 5,000

Total amount of support and funding: €5,000
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.
Further information on support and funding: Soutien en nature fourni par l’association Expédition Med.pdf